The Rickie Report wants to share more than names and faces. The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s upcoming Opening Reception on Thursday August 16th promises to bring you in touch with the faculty artists. In addition, you will meet artists from our area who have been accepted into The Florida Craftsmen!
“Made in Florida:Florida Craftsman Members’ Show”:
Aug. 6-Oct.10, 2012
Lighthouse ArtCenter, Gallery Square North
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Members free; $5 non-members, ages 13 and up; free admission on Saturdays. (561) 746-3101
Meet the Faculty:
TED MATZ – Pastels: Drawing in Color; Drawing for the Terrified…and Not So Terrified; Intermediate Watercolor Painting; Oil & Acrylic Painting; Plein Air
Ted Matz, a contemporary realist, paints and draws in a relatively representational style while constantly searching for connections and balances just within the border between the real and the abstract. He graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design with a degree in Interior Design. Ted taught classes in drawing, watercolor, and creativity throughout Vermont, Massachusetts, and Michigan, and is now bringing his unique and much acclaimed classes to the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Ted’s work is also shown at Watson Spierman Fine Art, New York, NY; and Art Search, Ann Arbor, MI
Ted’s popular classes are tailored for artists of all levels of experience and fill up quickly.
BARBARA CARSWELL – Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor
Award winning watercolor artist, Barbara Carswell was brought up on Long Island, NY and spent her summers on Shelter Island on Long Island’s eastern tip. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 1975 she worked in New York City in the Advertising Industry freelancing for multiple clients – Revlon, Bloomingdale’s, HBO, and more. She has over 30 years of experience in advertising design and production. As an instructor at Lighthouse ArtCenter, Barbara shares her methods of sketching out compositions and layering the watercolor paints in a relaxing, but challenging classroom setting.
Barbara’s classes are best suited to those who have previous watercolor and drawing experience.
RANDALL SCOTT – Realism in Painting
Randall Scott has been exploring the ocean and all of its inhabitants for over 25 years. Countless hours of underwater research have prepared him to share oceanic visions that are highly realistic and compelling. His original paintings and limited edition prints are shown in many of the finest art galleries worldwide.
An accomplished diver, Randall spent much of his youth exploring the Pacific Coast where his fascination with oceanography and sea life grew. His passion for art was fuelled by his father, a highly talented Western landscape artist; and his mother, a natural watercolorist.
Randall has successfully combined these two very diverse pursuits into his work, and is now considered one of the finest underwater and marine artists in the world. Offering a truly authentic and unique vision of the underwater world, his ultimate goal with each new painting is to bring audiences under the water’s surface.
TRACEY ROEDL - Beginning Jewelry Fabrication;Seashells, Sea Glass & Pearls, Oh my! – workshop
Tracy Roedl has had more than 40 years in the jewelry industry. Her diverse experience ranges from the design and fabrication of her own signature jewelry to the buying and selling of fine designer jewelry.
Her studies with the Gemological Institute of America have earned her a G.I.A. Diamonds Graduate Degree and Pearl Grading and Colored Stones certificate. She is currently working towards her Graduate Gemologist degree. Other studies include design with G.I.A. a gold-smith apprenticeship in Aspen, studies with the Colorado Rocky Mountain School for jewelry fabrication and a Liberal Arts degree in Jewelry Design and Fabrication. Tracey finds learning from her students and sharing her craft a joy and inspiration.
These classes are for those looking to get started with jewelry making. Prior experience is not required for either class.
DAVID WILLISON – Photographing Your Artwork
David Willison attended Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master’s Degree in Political Science. He also attended the University of Kentucky and taught for four years as an instructor in the Department of Political Science. He has served as a policy analyst for the U.S. government, a management consultant, and a researcher for a Washington-based non-profit. He is former director of the Washington Printmaker’s Gallery. Since 1994, he has lived in South Florida and worked as a freelance photographer, graphic designer, video editor, and artist. Mr. Willison is a self-taught artist, printmaker, and photographer.
David’s workshops are a must for any artist who does not know how to photograph their own work including students creating their first portfolio, older folks just entering the digital age, professional artists who need to share their images to enter exhibitions, festivals or to show clients.
JUSTIN LAMBERT – Ceramics: Wheel & Soda Kiln
Justin Lambert received his BFA in Ceramics from Florida Atlantic University and his MFA in Ceramics from Indiana University. He has taught at a number of colleges and is the owner of Live Oak Pottery in Jupiter Farms, FL. His work is dedicated to functional and utilitarian wood fired pottery. Ceramics Monthly recently published an article focused on Justin’s work and process of wood firing. Justin is the chairman of the ceramics program at the ArtCenter.
Justin teaches beginner and experienced students wheel skills as well as firing techniques.
CARA McKINLEY - Abstract Techniques for Ceramic Artists; 3rd to 4th Grade Portfolio; 5th Grade Portfolio; Youth Wheel I; Advanced Clay for Kids
Cara McKinley received her BFA from Florida Atlantic University. Although she has been a potter and ceramic artist for ten years, she still makes time for painting, glass blowing, and jewelry making. Cara has been an instructor in the public school system and at private and non-profit art centers. Cara enjoys broadening her artistic horizons and exploring new media. Her unique expression and curiosity takes the exploration of non-traditional mixed media, abstract and functional ceramics to the next level. Cara also enjoys the interaction of ceramics with glass and incorporates this idea often in different firing techniques and was recently named as chairperson for Youth Studies at the ArtCenter.
Cara’s classes are geared towards the budding young artist and those preparing for entrance into art magnet schools.
Katie Deits, Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter, is also an accomplished artist. Take some time to read what’s in her head!
And Also Celebrate
Our Local Artists of the FL. Craftsmen
For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & School of Art, and its exhibitions, programs and events, visit www.LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101.
Lighthouse ArtCenter is in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida, one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1.
Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 13 and up. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free admission.
The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages.
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